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Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

July 1st, 2013 Cooking

When people think of classic comfort food and southern cuisine, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is fried chicken. Chances are either you or someone in your family loves fried chicken, and you can't have a barbecue without it.  Luckily, you can make fast and tasty fried chicken in an oven that will taste just as good as the kind you may be used to from your favorite restaurant. 

Here are three different oven fried chicken recipes, any of which you should try out the next time your family plans to head out to a fast food joint to get this delicious treat. 

Simple oven fried chicken - All Recipes magazine has this method of oven fried chicken that doesn't even require putting the chicken in a hot pot of oil. All you need is 12 chicken thighs, three eggs, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and salt and pepper.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and take out three bowls. In the first bowl, place the flour, salt and pepper. The second bowl should hold the bread crumbs, and you should use the third to beat the eggs. Once you've done all this put each piece of chicken in the flour, bread crumb and egg bowl until they are all completely covered. Take your vegetable oil and pour it onto a baking dish and place the chicken on it, adding the paprika for a little kick. Then bake for 30 minutes, turn the pieces over, and bake for another 30 minutes. Enjoy! 

Classic oven fried chicken - Food Network offers this classic recipe that's sure to please. However, it does need to sit overnight, so keep that in mind. To make this recipe start with two chickens, 1 quart of buttermilk, 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper and finally a little bit of vegetable oil.

The first thing you need to do is cut the chicken into eight servings and place the pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over it. Then, cover it and let it refrigerate overnight. The next day, pour the oil into a heavy-bottomed stockpot about 1-inch deep and heat it to 360 degrees Fahrenheit, using a thermometer to test. Fry the chicken in batches - it should take about 3 minutes for each side of each piece. Then, place them all on a sheet pan and bake for bake for 30 to 40 minutes, then serve. 

Healthy oven fried chicken - Yes, you read that right, there is actually a healthy recipe for oven fried chicken. Everyday Maven states that to make a healthier version of this classic dish you need one whole skinless chicken cut into eight pieces, one box of Melba toast, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

You'll also need 1/4 cup light mayonnaise,1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and finally some cooking spray. Start by crushing all the Melba toast and put the pieces into a food processor. Add all of the dry seasonings you have and pulse the processor until you have a texture similar to bread crumbs. Combine the mayo and mustard into a shallow bowl and coat each piece of chicken with it, then dip the pieces into the bread crumbs. Place all the pieces on the baking rack, spray each piece with the cooking spray, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes, turning once. Delicious!